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ICANN #63 in Barcelona is next month

Meeting will attract policymakers, registries, registrars and domain investors. ICANN #63 takes place in Barcelona, Spain next month from October 20-25. I was on the fence about going but booked my travel over the weekend. I find ICANN meetings to be a good place to catch up with registries, registrars, service providers and domainers in […]

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Google Engineer Ben McIlwain on Why HSTS Could Be a Perfect Fit for .Brands Security

The Google-run .app TLD was always destined to draw attention and scrutiny, from the moment it fetched a then-record ICANN auction price of $25 million. Since it reached General Availability in May it has gained more than 250,000 registrations making it one of the world’s most successful TLDs. However perhaps more interesting was Google’s choice […]

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#Domains and #blockchain : DigitalTown launches Global Youth ambassador program

DigitalTown, a pioneer in the convergence of domain names and blockchain, has announced its Global Youth ambassador program. Beginning with the city of Austin in central Texas, the program will continue provide the younger generation of entrepreneurs with training tools and guidance. Here’s the full press release we received from DigitalTown: SEATTLE and AUSTIN, Texas, […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 2, 2018 + NAMEJET JUNE SALES SUMMARY

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 1, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Ice.com, a domain with a rich history, sells again. This time for $3.5 million.

Today’s announced sale of the Ice.com domain name for $3.5 million brings me back down memory lane. I remember shopping on the site in the early 2000s. That was in a much earlier incarnation of Ice.co…

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MorganLinton.com now has its own Discord server – join now for a more interactive experience

As an eSports and gaming fan, Discord has become a part of my daily life. If you don’t know what Discord is, think of it as Slack for gamers – an easy way to chat with other gamers, track what they’re playing and have a more dynamic experience than you’ll find on a forum. When […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-17-18 Well some of them can’t even find a $20 bid on GoDaddy auctions, but it was a 3L.info that led the way on Thursday. KDG.info sold for $5,655 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: kdg.info 5,655 USD 2018-08-16 Sedo 812666.com 3,716 USD 2018-08-16 GoDaddy rescueroofing.com 3,000 USD 2018-08-16 BuyDomains juif.com 2,501 […]

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Do you trust the major auction websites?

Simple question, place your vote and feel free to leave a comment expanding on your vote if you like. There have been many bidding scandals, GoDaddy’s refusal to show bidder id’s etc… Do you trust GoDaddy Auctions, NameJet, Snapnames and DropCatch when it comes to platform integrity, fraud detection systems in place, etc…? Please note […]

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New gTLDs "Today": a new communication channel

I recently noticed that 150 members are following the new gTLD info on the Google+ community that I created a few years ago. Basically, I post the exact same info as on the LinkedIn new gTLD group. A different channel I am reopening this communication channel because it is simple, efficient and some still use […]

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129 Domain Discoveries for September 24th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 7/20/2018

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 7/20/2018. The Auction items are all Hand Picked NamePro’s Auction Lists! I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! […]

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Tucows Q2 report: revenue drops because of bulk transfer of 2.65 million Namecheap domains

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. All figures are in U.S. dollars. “The second quarter once again saw solid performances from each of our businesses,” said Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucows Inc. “The domains business delivered consistent results outside of the expected […]

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Limitations, Delays, and Laches as Defenses in Cybersquatting Claims

In passing the baton for combating cybersquatting to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recommended that “claims under the administrative procedure [should not] be subject to a time limitation” (Final Report, Paragraph 199). ICANN agreed and the UDRP contains no limitation period for making a claim. […]

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Brandable domain name sales August: Finx.com, MindStrong.com, Meko.com

I spend the majority of August with my family in Germany for our summer vacation. While we were away I enjoyed a bit of a digital detox, spending most of my time away from the screen. Because of that, I did not publish any sales reports for the entire month of August and I am […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 24, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 24, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 26: Karpool.com, BeWoke.com, SecretBase.com

It was a bit of a slow week for the brandables with just one sale in the five-figure range. That sale was LivingOnLight.com, a domain name from Mike Mann his portfolio. Michael Cyger sold Karpool.com for a cool $6,500 after receiving an inquiry for the domain through an Efty landing page. The domain name sold […]

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Seven with #Sedo : Eighth anniversary auction of dot .CO #domain names!

Sedo, a premium DomainGang sponsor, is celebrating the 8th anniversary of dot .CO with a grand auction of premium domain names. More than 160 premium .CO keywords are available to acquire, when the Sedo auction begins this Thursday, July 26th; it will end on August 2nd, 2018. Dot .CO domains are used by tens of […]

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Proposals for Kannada, Oriya and Telugu Scripts' Root Zone Label Generation Rules

Open Date: 8 August 2018 Close Date: 20 September 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Brief Overview: The Neo-Brahmi Script Generation Panel (NBGP) was formed by nine communities that use scripts derived from the Brahmi script. NBGP is developing Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) for Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, […]

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Changing Marijuana Laws and CBD Sales Growth Fuels Active Domain Name Aftermarket

ASBURY PARK, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / August 24, 2018 / The fast growing CBD markets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the changing laws in the recreational and medical marijuana markets has spawned an acti…

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday September 12th , 2018

  I hate losing a deal over a $300 but I lost one yesterday over exactly that amount.  I had an offer for $3500 from a broker at eName.  I told them I wanted $5500.  I do think it will be worth more down the road but you can say that about all domains . […]

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A Typical Day In The Domain Name Business

Today: End users buying at X then selling at Y / Sold .ac domain for $400 / Need a forex domain with traffic / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: looking for hunting and fishing related names in .com – Do you have any hunting or […]

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Mike Mann : They are trying to grab my 20 year old #domain Tasty .com

Domain investor, Mike Mann, raised a lot of concern today, about his generic domain name, Tasty.com. Mike said that he’s owned the domain for 20 years, although it was registered in 2003: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive owned for 20 years, prior to their birth. You can […]

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Miami man sues France — the country — for seizing his domain name

Domain names are hot property for countries. Israel.com sold for almost $6 million in 2008. Korea.com went for $5 million in 2000. Now, a Miami man is suing France – the country – for seizing his doma…

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Donuts to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners

Donuts Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a leading private equity firm. Terms and timing of the agreement were not disclosed. Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of new top-level domains (TLDs), which includes a wide variety of  names such as .LTD, .COMPANY, .CAREERS, .SUPPORT, […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 23: SportLine.com, CandyPay.com, DogWorld.com

Marketplace Sedo closed some impressive brandable domain name sales last week with the $50,000 sale of SportLine.com topping the chart. The domain name currently redirects to a company selling horse riding apparel. Another noticeable sale was that of CandyPay.com which was purchased for $20,000 by Kaidianbao Payment Service Co, a payment company from Shanghai, China. DogWorld.com […]

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RHD.com sold for $35,000

Today: Outbound domain sales advise / Hand registered .com for $0.88!!!! / Domain hack vs .com (for New Gs investors) / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Keep domains private for higher value for future companies – Do you think public sales listings hurt the value […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 26, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 26, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday September 9th , 2018

There was a comment from a reader at Mr. Rick Schwartz’s blog yesterday.  “Unfortunately it’s a buddy system with some brokers and domain auction houses. If you’re not a buddy, you’re on the outside looking in”  I used to think the same thing.  Eventually realized it wasn’t them, it was me.  I didn’t have anything that helped […]

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My “Wanted” Tweet Resulted in an Acquisition

I’ve posted a few domain name “wanted” articles and forum threads over the years with mixed success. I can’t recall ever buying a domain name that was submitted in response to one of these call to actions, but I may have. More often than not though, it ends up with a whole bunch of submissions […]

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NameJet December sales led by eLuxury.com

NameJet released their December sales data, the top sale was eLuxury.com at $35,200. The homepage currently shows a file directory. Three letter .coms took over the next 3 spots with Heh.com being the top 3L.com sale at $33,200. Tryp.com already up and running, it is an on demand delivery software. The domain sold for $12,600. […]

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